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Refuge Cove

by Lesley Choyce
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: emotions & feelings, emigration & immigration

Greg is an avid sailor. On a solo trip off the rugged Newfoundland coast, he stumbles upon a family of desperate refugees stranded in a lifeboat. Fearing for their lives if they are deported to their homeland, the family convinces Greg to help them, and keep their existence secret. He promises not to call the authorities and takes the family home. …

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Death Wind

by William Bell
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: survival stories, pregnancy, runaways

Allie's life has just taken a turn for the worse; not only do her parents fight all the time, but she is failing more classes than not and now she thinks she might be pregnant. Unable to face up to her parents she decides to run away. She hooks up with her old friend Razz, a professional skateboarder, and goes on the road. Razz is ranked number on …

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The Maestro

by Tim Wynne-Jones
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: friendship, sexual abuse)

Burl Crow hasn't had many breaks in his young life. His father is a manipulative lout with a dangerous temper; his mother, worn down by years of abuse, now resorts to her little helpers to get her through the days. Then he meets Nathaniel Orlando Gow, the Maestro, and in just one day, this eccentric genius changes Burl's life forever.

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The King's Daughter

by Suzanne Martel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 15
  • Grade: 5 to 10
tagged: canada

Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award

Jeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn't hesitate.

Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper with two sma …

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